January 31, 2015

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Water flowing again after slush clogs intake screens at Avon Lake plant

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Jon Wysochanski and Nick Glunt | The Gazette A water conservation order for the city of Medina and Medina County Water customers was lifted Monday afternoon after about 24 hours. News releases from the Medina County Water Department and Medina indicated Avon Lake Regional Water was providing enough water to meet all demands. Slush clogging Read More…

County installs new recycling bins outside the Medina County Central Processing Facility

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Monday was the first day Medina County residents who want to recycle had a place to go now that the county has killed its recycling program. Residents can drop off recyclables in one of the new bins at the Medina County Central Processing Facility, 8700 Lake Road, in Westfield Township. Anything not in those bins Read More…

Medina lifts water conservation advisory issued because Lake Erie intakes frozen again

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UPDATE, JAN. 12: Medina on Monday lifted its water conversation advisory that was issued Sunday. “Avon Lake Regional Water has been able to send water to replenish the city’s tanks,” said Medina Service Director Nino Piccoli said in a press release. “We sincerely appreciate the patience and understanding of our businesses and residents.” The Medina Read More…

Retired Speaker Batchelder starting namesake consulting firm with proteges

Staff and wire reports Two former Ohio House aides say they’re launching a Columbus-based lobbying and campaign consulting firm with the help — and the name — of their old boss, recently retired Speaker William G. Batchelder. Co-founders Troy Judy and Chad Hawley launched The Batchelder Company on Friday, less than 10 days after Batchelder Read More…

Ohio State University Alumni Association to host official watch party at Medina Buffalo Wild Wings

O-H-I-O. That’s the chant that will be echoed Monday night from the walls of Buffalo Wild Wings, 5050 Eastpointe Drive, in Medina. The restaurant has been Medina County’s official watch-party location for the Ohio State University Alumni Association for two years. Owner Gerald Franklin Jr. said the game is such a big deal in Medina Read More…

Healthy Medina aims to help residents be resolute with fitness goals

Logan Winkler, 20, of Medina, is spotted by Justin Letts, 21, of Medina, as he bench-presses 315 pounds at the Medina Community Recreation Center on Friday. (ANDREW DAVIS / GAZETTE)

The Healthy Medina program kicks off today at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. The goal of the program is to encourage residents to achieve their fitness and health resolutions for 2015. “This will be the first year we’ll be running the program year-round,” Sarah Arend, of Read More…

Ice fest to return for 21st year in February

The Fire and Ice Tower is lit during 2014’s 20th annual Medina Ice Festival. (GAZETTE FILE PHOTO)

The 21st annual Medina Ice Festival is scheduled Feb. 13 to 16 on Public Square. FirstMerit Bank, Main Street Medina, the city of Medina and Elegant Ice Creations are sponsoring the four-day event, which showcases almost 100 ice sculptures from around the country. “The Ice Festival consistently is voted one of the top and most Read More…

Get ready for the Polar Bear Jump on Jan. 24 in Chippewa Lake

Nearly 140 people plunged in the frigid waters of Lake Chippewa in March last year during the fourth annual Polar Bear Run, Walk and Jump. The 2014 Polar Bear Jump was moved from Jan. 25 to March because of cold and high winds. This year’s jump is scheduled for Jan. 24. (MATTHEW PLATZ / PLATZ IMAGES FILE PHOTO)

Hundreds take a frigid plunge each year in Chippewa Lake. They’ll do it again Jan. 24 at Chippewa Lake Beach, where about 200 people are expected to join in the fifth annual Polar Bear Jump and 5K Run/Walk sponsored by the Chippewa Lake Lions Club. The plungers will be dressed in costumes or swim suits Read More…

NEXUS files preliminary document with federal energy commission

The energy company seeking to construct a natural gas pipeline that would cross 11 counties in Ohio, including Medina County, has engaged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. NEXUS Gas Transmission wants to construct a 36- to 42-inch underground pipeline to deliver up to 1.5 billion gallons of natural gas daily to markets in the upper Read More…

Stick a pin in them, Route 18 business inflatables are done

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The four-year battle between the Bill Doraty Kia auto dealership and Medina Township over the use of rooftop inflatable displays has come to an end. Township trustees voted Friday not to amend a portion of the zoning code that would allow businesses in the state Route 18 commercial district to use inflatables. “There was a Read More…